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Humans increasingly poisoned by reef fish


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Human beings are being poisoned by consumption of many reef fish whose flesh is contaminated with toxins, an Australian study says. The illness called ciguatera leads ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sleep disorder doubles cancer risk


September 5th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Sleep apnoea, linked with snoring and dangerous pauses in breathing, could almost double the risk of fatal cancer risk as those who sleep soundly, says a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to levy heavier fines for trademark infringement


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) China is expected to increase the ceiling of fines imposed on trademark infringement from half a million yuan ($78,800) to one million yuan, authorities said.Zhang Jianhua, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mitt Romney gives half a million dollars at the Journey Concert


August 27th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Music band ‘Journey’ will be playing at a fundraiser concert for American presidential aspirant Mitt Romney in Florida this Thursday. The band have been presented with half ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sea of humanity pays respects to Deshmukh, funeral in evening (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Latur, Aug 15 (IANS) A sea of humanity poured out on all roads leading to Babhalgaon village in Latur district where the body of their beloved leader Vilasrao Deshmukh ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Deshmukh’s body reaches Latur, funeral in evening


August 15th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Latur, Aug 15 (IANS) The body of union minister Vilasrao Desmukh, who died in Chennai Tuesday, was brought to his home district here in Maharashtra by a special flight ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

New implant makes blind mice see, gives hope to blind


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A radical new implant has restored vision to blind mice, offering hope to millions of sightless humans.The mice's vision was good enough to distinguish a baby's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

All set for world’s third biggest Muslim prayer congregation


August 14th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), Aug 14 (IANS) All arrangements are in place for what is billed as the country's biggest prayer congregation in the month of Ramadan to be held Wednesday at ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Raise power capacity on war footing: India Inc


July 31st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) With the worst power blackout in India affecting almost half the country and causing business losses of thousands of crores of rupees, India Inc. Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

500,000 bees stolen from Fraser Valley


July 31st, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Fraser Valley, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Five hundred thousand bees have been estimated to have been stolen from Fraser Valley. This disaster occurred to the A.B.C beekeeper at the beginning of the ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

‘Deport foreigners tending Goa bars sans work visas’


July 25th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Foreign nationals tending bars in Goa without work visas should be deported, a BJP legislator said Wednesday.Michael Lobo, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Eco-friendly stove a boon for rural women (With Image)


July 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Juelkunti (Karnataka), July 25 (IANS) Time was when women of this village of 121 households had to daily trudge for considerable distances to gather firewood to light their stoves for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Foreigners in Goa under ‘unobtrusive surveillance’


July 20th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) The Goa government has put foreigners under "unobtrusive surveillance" along with other suspected drug peddlers to stop proliferation of drugs in the state, Chief Minister Manohar ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UAE group to launch Iftar Project in 50 countries


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will implement its "Iftar Project" and distribute food parcels to half a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama’s former Indian-American aide to join politics


July 19th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Six months after quitting the White House, President Barack Obama's former Indian-American chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra has announced plans to seek the Virginia Democratic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Over half a million still without power in US


July 6th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Six days after a sudden summer storm knocked large parts of US powerless, more than 580,000 homes and businesses in the American capital and eleven states were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lakhs worship at Pandharpur Vithoba temple


June 30th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Pandharpur (Maharashtra), June 30 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees Saturday worshipped the famous deity Vithoba, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, at the temple town of Pandharpur.Vithoba is often depicted as a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Cyber arms race could change the world around us (Comment)


June 27th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
The world is getting ready for a new arms race - this time in cyber weapons. What was previously considered to be the domain of semi-criminal marginal groups or a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sun shines on Goa’s tourism industry amidst monsoon rage (Business Feature)


June 26th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) The warm sun may have gone into a slumber and monsoon winds and rain may be sweeping across Goa's beaches, but the cash registers in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Donations pour in after video of bullied NY bus monitor goes viral


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by BNO News
GREECE, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Donations continued to pour in from around the world on Friday after a 10-minute video showing the relentless bullying of an elderly New York school bus ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Lakhs witness Rath Yatra in Puri (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) More than five lakh devotees witnessed the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra in Odisha's temple town of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UN observes World Refugee Day


June 21st, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) The UN has observed the World Refugee Day Wednesday."As in past years, landmarks around the world are being illuminated in United Nations blue," UN spokesman ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nine die in Maharashtra accident


June 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 19 (IANS) Nine pilgrims, including seven women, were killed near here Tuesday when a truck in they were travelling fell into dry river bed, police said.Six others were ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kashmir gets high security number plates


June 11th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Monday began fixing tamper proof number plates on vehicles in line with an apex court order.The number plates will have a unique identification ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sailor couple held by pirates aim to finish voyage


June 11th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A British couple held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year are planning to finish their round-the-world sailing trip.Rachel and Paul Chandler said they ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canada plans military bases in global hot spots


June 6th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, June 6 (IANS) Canada is finalizing agreements with five countries to host Canadian military bases in some of the world's most volatile regions, a media report said.Under the Access ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Goa bans swimming, water sports on beaches for monsoon


June 1st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 1 (IANS) Ahead of the coming monsoon, the Goa government Friday banned water sports along the state's 105-km coastline. It also cautioned tourists and local residents against swimming ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

British homes full of mamma’s boys, daddy’s girls


May 30th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) British families have a generation of mamma's boys and daddy's girls with at least 500,000 staying at home till their mid-30s, a study has revealed.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Juvenile justice system ineffective: Enforcement agencies


May 27th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India's juvenile justice system has not been effective in safeguarding the rights of half a million street children in the capital, according to various enforcement ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can anyone make Goa’s cabbies charge by meter? (Letter from Goa)


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) When was the last time you alighted from a flight or train to Goa and paid cab fare by the meter to your hotel? Thanks to ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

An eye opener on Pakistan’s terrorist arm (IANS Book Review)


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Book: "The Caliphate's Soldiers: The Laskhar-e-Taiba's Long War"; Author: Wilson John; Publishers: Amaryllis (In association with Observer Research Foundation); Pages: 295; Price: Rs.595There is no book quite like it, says ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

500-km human chain for Indian fishermen’s sake


April 28th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) More than half a million people Saturday formed a 500-km-long human chain running from Kerala to Tamil Nadu to press for the safety and security of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India sees reduction in wastlelands


April 25th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Wastelands in the country have come down by half a million hectares between 2005-06 and 2008-09, with Karnataka leading in their use for industry and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ranbaxy launches ‘indigenous’ malaria drug


April 25th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Indian pharma major Ranbaxy Wednesday launched a new "indigenous" anti-malaria drug at a ceremony in the national capital to mark World Malaria Day.The new drug, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Crime, taxes may force many Britons to leave


April 16th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Crumbling road and rail networks, high rate of crime and rising taxes may force at least 500,000 wealthy Britons to leave the country in the next ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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